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    (Original post by Underscore__)
    No, 9/11 saw the beginning of the era when virtually all major terrorist attacks were carried out in the name of Islam. Terrorism seems to work in eras where there's a different threat.

    Are people not bringing up the Orlando shooters mental health? When women with Down syndrome were used to carry explosives was there medical condition not publicised to show it wasn't there fault?

    The simple fact is there have been very few terrorist attacks by whites in recent years. It's very easy to make an offence fit terrorism (in law) when it's carried out by a Muslim because all you really need to do is tie them to some sort of organisation. There are no white groups that are using the murder of civilians to further their cause so calling a white person a terrorist is going to be more difficult and would probably take longer; a newspaper wouldn't want to label someone a terrorist where they can sued.


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    Terrorist attacks in the West were carried out in the name of Islam, correction.

    Most articles I have seen about the Orlando shooter still refer to him as a terrorist, which is justified, but the same treatment should be extended to all terrorists.

    In the UK perhaps, in the USA where the Orlando attacks happened White supremacists in the recent years have shot up Black churches and synagogues. Many of those groups are very violent, or do advocate violence in one way or another.
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    Terrorist attacks in the West were carried out in the name of Islam, correction..
    Why is this a correction? It's exactly what I said.

    (Original post by WBZ144)
    Most articles I have seen about the Orlando shooter still refer to him as a terrorist, which is justified, but the same treatment should be extended to all terrorists..
    The same thing is extended to all terrorists.

    (Original post by WBZ144)
    In the UK perhaps, in the USA where the Orlando attacks happened White supremacists in the recent years have shot up Black churches and synagogues. Many of those groups are very violent, or do advocate violence in one way or another.
    An attack such as Dylann Roof was not terrorism. It was racially motivated murder which falls under hate crime. It's quite difficult using examples from the US when talking about terrorism, they don't have a nailed down definition like we do



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    (Original post by Underscore__)
    Why is this a correction? It's exactly what I said.Posted from TSR Mobile
    You said "virtually all major terrorist attacks were carried out in the name of Islam", implying that this was the same worldwide.

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    The same thing is extended to all terrorists.Posted from TSR Mobile[/SIZE]
    Then why the debate on whether or not White Christian terrorists are terrorists which never happens in the case of Middle Eastern Muslims (or Muslims in general)?

    (Original post by Underscore__)
    An attack such as Dylann Roof was not terrorism. It was racially motivated murder which falls under hate crime. It's quite difficult using examples from the US when talking about terrorism, they don't have a nailed down definition like we doPosted from TSR Mobile[/SIZE]
    Wouldn't the same apply to an attack motivated by homophobia? The Orlando attacks happened in the US as well.
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    (Original post by WBZ144)
    You said "virtually all major terrorist attacks were carried out in the name of Islam", implying that this was the same worldwide.
    Is that not the case at the moment?

    (Original post by WBZ144)
    Then why the debate on whether or not White Christian terrorists are terrorists which never happens in the case of Middle Eastern Muslims (or Muslims in general)?
    Well in most cases of middle eastern Muslims committing terrorists attacks they're dead before there's a chance to debate their mental health. Also you can only really cite Anders Breivik as an example of a white terrorists who's mental health was debated as a possible defence.

    (Original post by WBZ144)
    Wouldn't the same apply to an attack motivated by homophobia? The Orlando attacks happened in the US as well.
    Dylann Roof wasn't inspired by and didn't contribute to the ideology of a global terrorist group. That's the extra layer to the Orlando attack.


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